Posts with the tag “struggles”

April 14th, 2022
Many of us know the story of Ruth. It’s been held up as a testimony of hope. Out of suffering and tragedy, comes redemption and restoration. In particular, we focus on Ruth’s faithfulness to Naomi and...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Shaking and Surrender
August 28th, 2020
Early on in quarantine, I had an interesting conversation with my mom.She said, “All of our crutches are being revealed right now...and many will be taken away.” It was a heavy statement, but it gave ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Callings: What if I'm Stuck?
February 2nd, 2019
  “Storms make trees take deeper root.” – Dolly PartonHow do we deal with the storms in our lives? Do you duck your head and run? Do you dance in the rain? Do you just stand there and let the rain soa...  Read More
by Devon Radford
The Chosen One
November 30th, 2018
I love Harry Potter.(Warning: there are spoilers in this blog. But seriously if you haven’t seen Harry Potter yet then get on with it already will ya?)Bet that’s not what you expected to get out of a ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
God's Compassionate Response
November 29th, 2018
This week on the blog we have talked about God compassion for the hurting.If you go back and read the past two posts (which you should because they are great), they will give you an idea of the essenc...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Testimony | Thankfulness
November 19th, 2018
This time of year has been a struggle for me since high school. Something about the darker skies and the colder weather makes me less enthusiastic about each day.As I started to notice my decline in h...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Arise, Soldier: You Aren't Finished Yet
October 16th, 2018
Close your eyes. Breathe. It'll pass. Just trust me. I am still. I am strong. I am steady. I know what this is like, and I am giving you peace and telling you how to fight instead. You're going to be ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Summer of Psalms | Psalm 51
June 13th, 2018
This is one of the most impactful sections of scripture that I have ever read through in my whole life. It honestly changed my life about four years ago on a Friday night when my discipler and I read ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
1 Peter 4:12-19
December 10th, 2017
Share in the Sufferings of ChristIt's easy to read this passage and almost skip over it. We think, "Trials? Persecution? Suffering for Christ … Yeah, thats only for people who live in places like the ...  Read More
by Devon Radford
1 Peter 4:1-11
December 9th, 2017
When sin entered the world, our human bodies were subjected to its desires. It is our natural inclination to go against God, to choose our will instead of His. That’s why turning from sin can feel lik...  Read More
by Devon Radford
1 Peter 1:3-12
November 28th, 2017
Have you ever thought, “why me?” As we come out of Thanksgiving break and head directly into the ring of fire college students know as “finals,” it becomes all too easy to throw pity parties in our ow...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Exodus 6:1-12
October 31st, 2017
In this passage, God establishes a promise with Moses that He will bring the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt. In this moment, God reminds Moses of who He revealed Himself to be to Abraham, Issac an...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Exodus 5
October 26th, 2017
When Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and demanded that he let the Israelites go as God instructed, Pharaoh's heart was immediately hardened and he refused because he did not know God. Not only that, b...  Read More
by Devon Radford
2 Corinthians 11:16-33
October 17th, 2017
In this passage, Paul is describing the trials and tribulations that he has faced throughout his life. He notes the fact that he may sound a bit foolish before he continues to go on somewhat of a rant...  Read More
by Devon Radford
2 Corinthians 1:3-11
September 26th, 2017
Hard times are bound to happen in life; yours might not mean mortal peril like Paul’s but all of us will experience dejection, hopelessness and isolation at some point. Adversity is so central to life...  Read More
by Devon Radford
February 6th, 2017
Webster says that perseverance is “steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.” So, in case you haven’t heard or experienced, this life comes with struggle, this...  Read More
by Devon Radford
Secrets of the Secret Place Chapter 30: The Secret of Enduring
August 3rd, 2016
We know a few things about suffering in the world. We know we all suffer. We don’t know why. The best book in the Bible to go find out why there is suffering, Job, doesn’t say. We are left with an exi...  Read More
by Devon Radford